Bea Webster is a Glasgow based actress, theatre-maker and aspiring playwright, and have graduated with BA Performance in British Sign Language and English at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is a Best Actress nominee in The Stage Debut Award 2019 for her role of Kattrin in Mother Courage and Her Children.
Her recent acting work includes peeling (Taking Flight Theatre Company), Mother Courage and Her Children (Red Ladder Theatre Company), Love and Information (Solar Bear/RCS), Midsummer Night's Dream, Last Woman Left, Scavengers, Antigone (RCS).
She has written, acted in and directed House of Ladies for RCS's On The Verge festival at the Citizens Theatre. She also have co-written and devised a show Everything Will Be Perfect as drag queen Lyn Chee alongside Jamie Rea as Vikki Ryan. She has published a poem in both BSL and English titled Long Lost Lover, about her birthplace of Thailand.
Bea believes in supporting Deaf people and have done work to promote BSL in the theatre world, and to raise awareness in how theatre industries can work with Deaf professionals.
Mentoring Programme 2020
Bea will be mentored by Stef Smith.
The play Bea will be developing as part of the Mentoring Programme for 2020:
Set in the future of Scotland, Oor Lady is a dark political dystopian play which explores the impact that feminism and patriarchy has on society, and the social currency of both English and British Sign Language. What if women ruled the world? What if English was banned in favour of British Sign Language?